Katie Davis: The Internet of Teens: Understanding and Designing for Today’s Digital Youth @ Pless Hall, 7th Floor, ALT Conference Room 785

02/27/2018 9:00 am – 02/27/2018 10:00 am
The Internet of Teens: Understanding and Designing for Today’s Digital Youth
Katie Davis, University of Washington
Tuesday, February 27th, 9:00AM-10:00AM
Pless Hall, 7th Floor, ALT Conference Room 785
There is no shortage of public opinion—from unbridled enthusiasm to desperate hand wringing—about the impact of new media technologies on today’s generation of young people. The positions we adopt collectively as a society about this impact are consequential, because they will shape how decisions are made about parenting practices, pedagogical approaches inside and outside the classroom, mental health interventions, and the structure and organization of schools and out-of-school learning environments.
In her talk, Dr. Katie Davis will share insights from over ten years of research investigating how young people’s digital media practices shape their developing identities as individuals, learners, and members of society. She will focus on the network-enabled social and educational contexts of identity development during adolescence and emerging adulthood. Dr. Davis will describe how these insights have led to her current work designing, implementing, and evaluating sociotechnical systems that engage young people in personally meaningful learning experiences.
Dr. Katie Davis is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Information School, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the UW College of Education, and a founding member and Co-Director of the UW Digital Youth Lab. Her research explores networked technologies in young people’s personal, social, and academic lives, with a focus on identity development during adolescence and emerging adulthood. She also designs learning tools and environments that support young people’s developing identities as learners.